Thirteen

What a great hook for a thriller! A serial killer is one of the Thirteen people on a jury and a former con man is working for the defense team. Luke is a killer. Today, he is killing a lookalike so he can become a juror on a high profileContinue Reading

Trust Me When I Lie

Trust Me When I Lie shines a harsh spotlight on true crime television series like Netflix’ Making of a Murderer while also containing a twisty mystery. Jack Quick is the creator of a true crime television series in Australia. The series digs into the kidnapping and strangling death of Eliza.Continue Reading

Twisted at the Root

Gideon is brutally murdered in his own home in Twisted at the Root. The only person at home at the time is Gideon’s husband, Rashad. Rashad insists in his innocence but is found guilty at trial. When additional evidence is found four years later, Rashad is retried. He asks forContinue Reading

A History of Art in 21 Cats

From ancient Egyptian tomb art to modern day graffiti and YBAs, A History of Art in 21 Cats describes and illustrates the principles of 21 different art movements. Each movement includes a cat illustrating the different characteristics of the art. Many of the cats replicate a particular painting. Though theContinue Reading

Aquaman Vol 1: Unspoken Water

Aquaman Vol 1: Unspoken Water is Aquaman and his universe’s origin story. Like traditional mythology, Aquaman’s universe is full of angry, vengeful gods. First, there was Father Sea and Mother Salt. They had a perfect marriage in the world’s seas. Unfortunately, their children, though fully grown, solved their problems inContinue Reading

The Perfect Lie

Former mean girl Claire appears to have it all. Married to her high school sweetheart. Two mostly perfect sons. Law partnership with her best friend Julia. But revenge is a dish best served cold when someone she wronged in high school with The Perfect Lie returns twenty years later toContinue Reading

Third Mrs Durst

Literally (get it, nudge, nudge) the best beginning paragraph for a thriller is in the Third Mrs. Durst. “Some people just need killing. And maybe I’m one of them.” But the problem with such a great hook on the first page is that it may give away too much ofContinue Reading

Wolf Wants In

We are alongside the narrators, Sadie who is investigating her brother’s death and Henley who just wants to escape the small rural Kansas town hit hard by the opioid crisis, in the Wolf Wants In. Shane, Sadie’s brother, dies from a heart attack under mysterious circumstances. No autopsy is doneContinue Reading

Divine Intervention

Narasumas, Applelonia, and some giant colorful rabbits traipse around a snowy fantasy land in Divine Intervention. I wanted to like this female led graphic novel fantasy. However, the lettering was so distracting and the story so confusing that unfortunately I did not. Who notices lettering? I never did until readingContinue Reading

Lost You

Lost You is a thriller about the dangers of using surrogacy as a way to have a child. Libby can’t have a child. Her husband, Mason, is fine with adopting. However, after four years on a waiting list, the couple start looking for a surrogate. Using an expensive surrogacy matchingContinue Reading